Betty Lorine Shamberger

May 9, 1926June 26, 2020

Betty Lorine Shamberger, age 94, of Salem, Oregon passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on June 26, 2020.

Betty was born to Noah and Ellamay (Davis) White in Salem, Oregon on May 9, 1926. As a young girl, her family moved to the family farm in the Jefferson, Oregon area. She grew up with her sister Barbara Jensen and brother Larry White. Betty graduated from Jefferson High School in 1944.

Betty met her future husband, John Shamberger, in 1947. They were married on July 3, 1948, and remained happily so for 67-years. Betty's family was the most important thing in her life. She and John had 7 children: John (Harriett), Tom (Diana), Steve, Beth (Ed) Miller, Ben (Lori), Carolee (Ken) Will, and Laura (Kelly) Dornbusch. Betty also had 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Barbara, husband John, and one grandchild.

John and Betty farmed in the Fruitland area for many years, where they grew cherries and raised row crops for u-picks and local fruit stands.

Following her love of music, Betty attended Willamette University. She graduated in 1976 and became a piano teacher. She taught from her home and was still teaching piano students well into her 80s. Betty loved to sing. She sang in the Willamette Master Chorus and was asked to sing at many special events.

Betty was a member of the Church of God in Jefferson, and also attended the Oak Park Church of God in Salem. She loved God and lived an exemplary life of dedication to God's principles. She was a great role model for those who knew her and will be truly missed by her family and friends.

Betty will be interred at Lee Mission Cemetery. The family will have a Memorial Service to celebrate Betty's life at a later time and date. Please check the website for updates.

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Norma Fordyce

July 3, 2020

May God bless you as you go through this time loss and change.
Norma Fordyce

Pam Alger

July 1, 2020

I grew up seeing Betty's smile regularly at church. Some adults look over children, but not her! She was quick to greet me, ask questions and share stories. I knew she loved God because of how she loved her family. Deepest condolances to the Shamburger family. I know this will leave a hole here on earth, but for those that trust Jesus, it is never forever. ❤

Kim McNinch

July 1, 2020

Dear Shamberger family,
Betty was a truly kind woman that encouraged her piano students. I had the pleasure of meeting her in the early 1990s when my son took piano at 5 years old (32 yrs old now). Music continues to play a role in his life today.
We have not forgotten her.
May God give you peace and comfort during this time.

The McNinch’s

Bethany Masters

June 30, 2020

A light from our household is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is eternal in our hearts,
That can never be filled.

I will always love and miss you Grandma. I hope you are lighting up heaven with your beautiful smile and wonderful spirit. I hope to be a fraction of the woman that you were during your time on earth.